Madonna shocked by gay brother's tell-all
Allen Dale | June 17, 2008
Madonna is shocked and dismayed by her gay brother Christopher Ciccone�s plans to pen a tell-all book about his mega-star sister�s life. And he�s doing it for the paycheck, Madonna said of her off-and-on recovering drug addict brother.
Artistic director for Truth or Dare and then again for her Girlie Show Tour, Madonna has given her brother Christopher ample opportunity to clean up and keep his act clean. But the estranged pair is still at odds.
�Madonna has helped Christopher since day one of her career," a source told blogger Perez Hilton. "She's put him in a music video, let him direct one of her tours, decorate her homes. She's given him millions of dollars."
But despite the pop music icon�s attempts to save her brother, the pair have had a major falling out. Now Ciccone is set to cash in on his sister�s fame and fortune by revealing her deepest secrets in his book Life with My Sister Madonna, which is due out in July.
"Christopher can't get work. He can't function. He's been evicted from his Miami apartment. He's broke. They took away his car. M's even offered to get him a job if he goes to rehab, but he still won't go. She�s never given someone more chances than Christopher Ciccone,� said Hilton�s source.
The Associated Press reported that Madge�s gay brother Christopher has closed a deal with book publisher Simon & Schuster to ink a bio on her life – a bio her publicist reveals she�s not involved with.
Life With My Sister Madonna will have an initial print run of 350,000 copies and chronicle Ciccone's 47 years of growing up with Madonna, the publisher said. No financial details were revealed.
Ciccone will work closely with famed biographer Wendy Leigh, best known for her works on Liza Minnelli, Grace Kelly and a highly critical look at the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
According to the singer�s publicist, Liz Rosenberg, Ciccone and his sister are no longer close. No further information was given on their falling out. Gay Link Content
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